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1961 - CalArts grad (MFA '92) and marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob SquarePants, born in Oklahoma; developed prototype for Spongebob while studying at CalArts in 1989. Estimated net worth in 2012: $90 million. Died 2018. [story]
Stephen Hillenburg


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SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, December 21, 2017
Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

Santa Clarita deputies arrested a pair of probationers who were in possession of narcotics and a deadly weapon in Saugus on Wednesday evening. The College of the Canyons First-Year Promise program received a $10,000 pledge from Logix Federal Credit Union. After a 46-year teaching career at College of...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017

A water main break forced the closures of two of the northbound lanes of Bouquet Canyon Road at Newhall ranch road. Detectives are looking for people who may have been approached by a Lancaster Couple offering to give away their children or to sell them for money or drugs. As Californians get ready for...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, December 18, 2017
Monday, Dec 18, 2017

Before there was a city of Santa Clarita, there was Bobbie Trueblood Davis. Heads up, there’s going to be some construction on the I-5 starting Wednesday. Members of the Safe School Ambassador’s Club at Canyon High School helped bring holiday joy to lives of fellow students. The SCV Chamber of Commerce...

SCV NewsBreak for Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

The City Council named Laurene Weste the new mayor of Santa Clarita on Tuesday night. During October, 15 junior high and high school campuses in Santa Clarita hosted a toiletries drive as part of their annual Drug-Free-Youth in SCV community campaign. Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Baxter, the seven week old cat-nipped kitten has been returned safe and sound. The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will gain eight new board members in 2018. Phase one of the new business park at Needham Ranch broke ground on Tuesday morning. The city of Santa Clarita is accepting submissions...

SCV NewsBreak for Monday, December 11, 2017
Monday, Dec 11, 2017

The SCV Sheriff’s Station sent out an all-points bulletin about a male kitten stolen from his cage at the Shelter Hope Pet Shop at the Valencia Town Center. If your property was damaged by the Creek, Rye, or Skirball Fires, the county and city of Los Angeles have set up a hotline for you to report...

SCV NewsBreak for Friday, December 8, 2017
Friday, Dec 8, 2017

A suspicious death investigation is underway at the Crescent Valley Mobile home park in Newhall. The Rye Fire currently stands at over 6 thousand acres burned and is at 35 percent containment. A robbery at the Valencia Kohl’s department store is being investigated by deputies. Starting Monday night,...

SCV NewsBreak for Thursday, December 7, 2017
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

Firefighters have made progress on the Rye Fire throughout Wednesday night, constructing and holding perimeter fire lines. This Thursday marks the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which led the United States to enter the second World War. A Power outage near Copper Hill left 5 thousand...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

As of three in the afternoon, the Rye Fire had just crossed the Ventura County Line. The Rye Fire remains at 7,000 acres  burned with five percent containment. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has been working around d the clock to rescue animals as a result of the active...

SCV NewsBreak for Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

L.A. County firefighters have been battling a fire in Rye Canyon Loop since 10:00 Tuesday morning. As the Rye Fire continues to scorch the west side of Santa Clarita, road closures and evacuations have impacted drivers, residents, and even students. LA County firefighters are also urging people to learn...

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide investigators have connected a man arrested in Canyon Country Friday morning to a drive-by double murder last Wednesday in an unincorporated area of South Los Angeles.
Man Arrested in Canyon Country Linked to Double Murder
A preliminary injunction issued by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff on Monday reaffirms the LA County Civilian Oversight Commission’s position that Sheriff Alex Villanueva must follow county employment and reinstatement rules.
Court Backs Oversight Panel on Deputy Reinstatement Rules
1961 - CalArts grad (MFA '92) and marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg, creator of Spongebob SquarePants, born in Oklahoma; developed prototype for Spongebob while studying at CalArts in 1989. Estimated net worth in 2012: $90 million. Died 2018. [story]
Stephen Hillenburg
The next Canyon Country Advisory Committee (CCAC) meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at the Mint Canyon Moose Lodge.
Aug. 21: Canyon Country Advisory Committee Meeting
LANCASTER - Under the direction of first-year head coach Nicole Brouillard, the University of Antelope Valley women’s volleyball program will look to improve its record during the 2019 season after finishing its 2018 campaign with a 5-25 (.167) overall record and a 5-11 (.313) California Pacific Conference mark, finishing eighth out nine teams in the conference standings.
UAV Women’s Volleyball Looking to Improve Record with New Head Coach
The eighth annual Comics for the Cause benefiting the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project will take place Thursday, Aug. 22, from 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.
Aug. 22: Comics for the Cause Benefiting SCV Youth Project
Dearly beloved, we will gather at Central Park on Saturday, Aug. 24, for the final performance in this year’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union.
‘Party Like It’s 1999’ at Final Concerts in the Park 2019 Series
Houssam Toutanji, who has served as dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Western Michigan University for the past four years, has been named dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Northridge.
CSUN’s College of Engineering & Computer Science Names New Dean
The next regular meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board is set for Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 21 Meeting Agenda: Hart District Governing Board
The future of the Gibbon Conservation Center (GCC) remains uncertain as efforts to reach an agreement with its current landlord have reached an impasse, according to a message released by the Center's Director, Gabriella Skollar.
Future Uncertain for Gibbon Conservation Center
Come see linemen from each of Santa Clarita's six high school varsity teams race against time and each other to eat a four foot burrito on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., on Town Center Drive at Westfield Valencia Town Center.
Fox Sports West Staff, NFL Players from Hart to Take Part in Burrito Bowl
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested five robbery suspects at the Newhall Metrolink Station on Monday night.
Five Robbery Suspects Arrested at Newhall Metrolink Station
LOS ANGELES – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) forecast, air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley, San Gabriel Mountains, West San Gabriel Valley, East San Fernando Valley and West San Fernando Valley tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
1967 - New Town of Valencia dedicated; homes sell for $25,000 [story]
Deed of Title
Stephen Merle Houk, 48, was found guilty Monday of kidnapping his two young children and fleeing from law enforcement authorities in a motorhome last year, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Houk Convicted of Kidnapping, Fleeing Cops in Motorhome
Not a single motorist was arrested for impaired driving during Friday’s DUI checkpoint carried out by the California Highway Patrol, despite 400 drivers stopped.
No DUI Arrests in SCV Sobriety Checkpoint
A man and a woman arrested in Canyon Country Friday morning, one of them on suspicion of murder, have been identified as being from the Antelope Valley.
Pair Detained in SCV Traffic Stop ID’d; 1 Suspected of Murder
The city of Santa Clarita has been awarded the prestigious 24th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement for 2019 from the National Procurement Institute Inc.
City Wins ‘Excellence in Procurement’ Award for Purchasing
Will Gaddis pitched well and his batterymate, Joel Diaz, delivered three RBIs to help lead the Lancaster JetHawks to a 6-4 win over the Modesto Nuts in the series' rubber game on Sunday night at John Thurman Field.
JetHawks Take Rubber Game, Series from Nuts
Ryan Vilade delivered a tie-breaking hit in the eighth inning to lead the JetHawks to a 4-3 win over the Modesto Nuts on Saturday night at John Thurman Field.
Ryan Vilade Hit Leads to Lancaster Win Over Nuts
Two equipment trailers used by the Canyon High School Gold Star Brigade were tagged with profane graffiti at some point over the weekend, Brigade officials reported Monday.
Canyon High Band Trailers Tagged, Fund Opened to Repaint
A California judge on Friday tentatively overturned Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s decision to reinstate Caren Mandoyan, an officer fired for domestic violence, but a final ruling is expected next week.
Judge May Overturn Villanueva’s Rehiring of Mandoyan
The LA County coroner has identified the man killed Wednesday after his pickup truck collided with a big rig on Interstate 5, near Castaic, as 35-year-old Sergio Martinez of Grand Junction, Colorado.
Grand Junction Man ID’d as Person Killed in I-5 Crash
More than 30% of Los Angeles County high school students have reported ever using e-cigarette products and 10% of high school students regularly use e-cigarette products, according to the latest data from the 2017-18 California Student Tobacco Survey and the California Healthy Kids Survey.
Surveys: Vaping Increases Among LA County Youth